Associate Professor of Materials (Energy Storage Materials)

University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 30S: £47,263 - £63,463 p.a.


Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor of Materials to be held in the Department of Materials, with effect from 1 September 2019 or soon thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Materials and also will be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at The Queen’s College.

The salary will be on a scale currently starting at £47,263 p.a. plus substantial additional benefits including a housing allowance of £13,920 p.a., access to joint equity scheme or housing loan or the right to occupy housing owned by the college, a College research allowance of £3,070 p.a., access to private medical insurance scheme, and an allowance for additional guidance and welfare responsibilities to students of £3,120 p.a. after the first year in post. An additional allowance of £2,754 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

We are seeking an exceptional candidate who will complement our existing activities, with a particular focus on any aspect of energy storage materials or a closely related area, and who will contribute to strengthening our teaching and research. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in materials science or a closely related subject, and will have a record of internationally excellent research, supported by strong publications commensurate with their career stage.

The successful candidate will be required: to build an independent research group that produces research outputs of the highest international quality, to disseminate that research, to engage in knowledge transfer activities, to generate and manage external funding; to teach, supervise and examine undergraduate and postgraduate research students; and to participate in the administration of the department and college.

Queries about the post should be addressed to the Co-Head of Department, Professor Peter Nellist: email:; tel: 01865 273737, or to the Provost of The Queen’s College, Professor Paul Madden: email: All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 24 April 2019, and we expect to be interviewing for the post in mid-June 2019.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University of Oxford.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-138188